5 Memory Care Facilities in Saint Lucie County, FL
The average cost of memory care in Saint Lucie County is $4,706 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Indian River County with an average starting cost of $3,994.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Saint Lucie County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Saint Lucie County 3.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Martin County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Saint Lucie County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Saint Lucie County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Saint Lucie County
Saint Lucie County is on the western coast of the Florida panhandle, with a county seat of Ft. Pierce. The county has a population of 313,506, including 23.6 percent, or about 78,000 residents, who are age 65 or older and in the primary age bracket for Alzheimer's disease.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is in charge of licensing and regulating assisted living facilities that supervise seniors with dementia as Extended Congregate Care facilities, or ECCs. In Saint Lucie County, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie each have one ECC.
- Saint Lucie County never receives snow and gets 51 inches of rainfall yearly, compared to the U.S. average of 39 inches. It has 238 sunny days per year, while an average U.S. city has 205. Seniors with joint pain or respiratory problems can appreciate the temperate climate, where winter lows fall to a balmy 52 degrees, and summer highs reach 91. Saint Lucie County earned 86 out of 100 in Sperling's Comfort Index.
- Crime is rated on a scale with one being the safest area and 100 representing the most dangerous. The national average for violent crime is 31.1, and Saint Lucie County's ranking is 14 points lower at 17. Property crime in the U.S. averages 38.1, as compared to 29.2 in Saint Lucie County. Seniors with dementia can benefit from the extra security an ECC provides, such as self-locking doors, cameras and guards.
- Florida does not impose a state income tax and has other tax laws that favor seniors, especially those on a fixed income. The money that families might have used for taxes can be spent on daily living expenses and continued care for seniors in an ECC.
- Cost of living estimates are based on a national median of 100. Saint Lucie County's overall cost of living is 107.1, and healthcare, in particular, is 101, so expenses may not rise dramatically after placing a relative in an ECC. Families should keep that in mind when searching for a facility in Saint Lucie County.
Paying for Memory Care in Saint Lucie County
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Memory Care costs in Saint Lucie County start around $4,211 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Saint Lucie County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Saint Lucie County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Florida page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Saint Lucie County
Saint Lucie County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Saint Lucie County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Saint Lucie County
Saint Lucie County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Saint Lucie County
Review of Atria Port St. Lucie
I went to Atria Port St. Lucie. It seemed like a nice, caring community. I saw some exercise during my visit. They said that if someone was in memory care and needed more help, the price could go u... Read more
Review of The Lynmoore at Lawnwood
The community smelled and I removed my husband on Christmas Day due to poor care. No one was available to speak to and the administrator did reach out to me until today No one even cared enough ... Read more
Review of Atria Port St. Lucie
I wasn't happy at all with Atria Port St. Lucie memory care. My husband was a new intake and he fell the first night he was there, and that started a big mess. He didn't break anything, but he went... Read more